“He was more than a cousin to me,” said Mitchell in an interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in September. “He was a mentor. He was a protégé. I always looked up to him. We have similar energies.”
After 20 years of doing weekend party shows for Kiss 104.1 and hosting Kiss’ annual Flashback Festivals, Mitchell joined Classix two years ago doing party shows.
“Gary had a heart of gold,” said Tim Davies, who runs Classix and other Radio One radio stations in town. “His radio family all over Atlanta will miss him dearly.”
SiMan briefly did a podcast with his cousin about pancreatic cancer but “Mitch’s health took a turn for the worse and he was not able to fully recover. I will truly miss my cousin. This is one time in my life that I am still at a loss for words.”